Doctor Rowan Martin-Hughes

Senior Research Officer


Dr Rowan Martin-Hughes comes from a background in mathematics and computer science, specialising in game theory and modelling the development of trust. He has years of experience in capacity development in civil society in South East Asia and since 2015 has worked on disease models to improve the allocative efficiency of the response to HIV, TB, and malaria in countries around the world.


  • 2017 – present: Senior Research Officer, Burnet Institute
  • 2015 – 2017: Research Consultant, Optima
  • 2014 – 2015: Research Consultant, Civil Society in Cambodia
  • 2011 – 2014: Knowledge Management Advisor, Cooperation Committee for Cambodia


  • PhD, Computer Science, Australian National University, 2005 – 2009
  • BSc Hons, Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Tasmania, 2001 – 2004

Publications (13)

2021 (1)

  • Optima TB: A tool to help optimally allocate tuberculosis spending.
    Goscé L, Abou Jaoude GJ, Kedziora DJ, Benedikt C, Hussain A, Jarvis S, Skrahina A, Klimuk D, Hurevich H, Zhao F, Fraser-Hurt N, Cheikh N, Gorgens M, Wilson DJ, Abeysuriya R, Martin-Hughes R, Kelly SL, Roberts A, Stuart RM, Palmer T, Panovska-Griffiths J, Kerr CC, Wilson DP, Haghparast-Bidgoli H, Skordis J, Abubakar I.
    PLoS Comput Biol. 2021 Sep; 17(9):e1009255

2020 (2)

2019 (3)

2018 (3)

2017 (2)

2008 (2)

News Articles (1)

2019 (1)